50 years of excellence

We are rebranding to Sunbelt Rentals. We’re bringing together our family of leading equipment providers under one clear brand to make it better, faster and easier for you to access our wide range of specialist products and services.


At GB Access, we provide rental hoists of all types, sizes and configurations to companies across the UK.

Each year we invest in our staff by ensuring they are trained to a high standard, and we purchase new hoists to make sure you hire reliable and safe equipment for construction and industrial sites.

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As a specialist company in the hoist rental market we have developed a wide range of services to satisfy our customers' needs.

At GB Access and A-Plant, we are firmly committed to ‘Delivering Service Excellence’ and we believe that every member of the team has a crucial part to play in delivering exceptional customer service.

Health and Safety

We are setting the Safety Standard

GB Access and A-Plant pride themselves on having the most robust and intrinsically developed quality and safety management system in the industry. We are the first national rental company in Europe to achieve complete certification to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 20121: 2012 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standard, which means our customers can have complete confidence in our ongoing commitment to improving quality and health and safety.

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Latest News & Updates

In order to safely transport larger hoists to your sites, we have invested in a state-of-the-art Scania S500 artic truck with a custom-built Palfinger lorry loading crane and stepframe trailer. Pushing forward the boundaries of truck design and engineering, the new vehicle counts as the biggest lorry in the history of GB Access.

GB Access, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of hoists for hire, is celebrating 30 years in business with an £800,000 investment in new equipment. Following its acquisition by A-Plant in 2015, GB Access has experienced a period of rapid growth, investing £7m in new technology and increasing its fleet from 240 hoists to 418.

From our Blog

The celebrations are underway for hoist hire specialists, GB Access, who reached 30 years in business this summer! To mark the milestone, GB Access Director, Nigel Bland - who has been with the company for over two decades and worked in the industry since 1973 - reflects on some of his experiences, highlights and the changes he has witnessed over the past 46 years. Read more..

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